Thursday, November 13, 2008


So I asked KittyKill to be my next person to interview!!! YAY!!! She is so great!!! If you guys are not familiar with Craftster She is the moderator on the Needlework board. She also has a blog Faster kittyKill and a NEW Etsy!!! I love her to death!! She is really sweet and really helped me through my first months of Embroidering.... She probably wanted to kill me with all the questions I asked.... but like a good Momma Moderator... She was patient and kind! Her embroidery knocks my socks off and I love her style!!! She was one of the few people who inspired me to start branching out and making things that reflect who I am and what I love. ( Also a big shout out to Solvy hahahahaha A heaven sent invention)

I sort of changed up her questions from Sewphies interview. Some of them are a little more RISKAY!!! But hey you are reading MY blog...You never know what I will write!

First Name?
Pam Pedersen-I love my name cause I sound like a weather girl or a real estate agent.

Where did the name Kittykill come from?:
It's my Russ Meyer superhero name. It was given to me by an old friend who said that I was straight out a Russ Meyer film and my name would be Kitty Kill.
( The funny part is... I didn't know Pams name for such a long time... I just called her "kittykill" it wasn't until someone posted her name in a comment did I put two and two together!! hahahahaha... sort of like when you find out in Elementary school that your teacher has a life and a first name... hahahahah!!! I've known her name for awhile now but I love the name KittyKill... It's so fun!!!)

Where do you live?:
Rainy country-Pacific Northwest. I moved here about 15 years ago and never left. I love it so much.

Your real job is:
I work for a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Line. I have worked in this field for over 6 years. I can't imagine doing anything else. I love it so much. I have heard or seen just about everything and trust me-people are fucked up but I still have hope. Nothing about the human race shocks me anymore.

How long have you been embroidering?:
Only a few years. Maybe 4 or 5. I started when I saw Jenny Hart's Sublime Stitching and have been doing it every since. I found Craftster and found friends and a home.

What inspires your work?:
I love anything vintage up until 1960's (not a fan of hippie stuff at all). I think also trying to embroider images that has not been done before. My husband, my puppies, my friends and just my life style inspire me. I really am an old lady in a middle age woman's body.

If you had an alter ego what would her name be?
Hmm....Depends on the time of day. If I am feeling naughty and kick ass then definitely Kitty Kill. If I am feeling very "homemaker" than Betty or Ruby.

Other crafts you do?:
I make jewlery, do some resin. I want to try to quilt and start cooking (although cooking isn't a craft) I basically want to try every craft out there. (I really want to start quilting! I have half a finished quilt from 5 years ago.... its on my list of things to do... you know... THE LIST)

What project of yours is your favorite of all time?:
Oh wow! I would say any of my tote bags. Two of my favorites are my anatomical heart totebag and my bird and beads totebag. (Oh yeah I love the birds and beads tote!)

Mother Fucker is my favorite cuss word... What is yours?:
Fucker is always a good word but Cunt is my favorite. It just is so fitting. It just rolls off the tongue. Love it!

What are some of your favorite blogs or websites?
Cake Wrecks is definitely one of my favorites. That site always cheers me up. Feeling Stitchy is another good one. Of course Craftster! Cute Overload.

What is your favorite song?:
La vie en rose. I love Edith Piaf and French Cababeret music but La Vie en Rose is the most beautiful love song ever.

Favorite alcoholic beverage?:
Anything with rum in it. Rum....(Homer drool)

In High School what were you like?:
Punk rock goth chick. I got kicked out of the goths for having too much fun.

What are your other interest besides crafting?
I am currently learning French so I can be a French Caberet singer. I love anything vintage so I am on a constant hunt for vintage pottery. I am a movie nut-pretty much just old movies. Lately I have been on a Busby Berkley kick (Ha! Dancing! Kick-get it, well you would if you knew who Busby Berkley). I LOVE old time radio shows and I'm totally addicted to listening to them. When I'm not saving the world, I like to hang out with my hubby and friends. I love bird watching too, did I mention that?

Do you have any tattoos? If so what are they?
I have several. One on my chest that has my mother and father's name on it with crows. My mother passed away a few years ago so it is really for her. I have a huge arm piece that is a woman embroidering with a crow on her shoulder. It also has a needle and thread with OMP (my sweetie's nickname) and KLJ for my dogs. I have scissors below the woman and flowers around her. I have "Fear no man" in Japanese on the back of my neck, a black cat on my ankle and a Tiara from a Turkish princess on my wrist and Celtic cats on my other arm because my my family is Scottish. All of my tattoos have special meaning to me.

If you were to live in any decade what would it be? Hmmm, 1920's, 1940-1950. I love everything from those decades. (I agree!!!)

What is your favorite material to stitch on?:
Just plain old cotton fabric. A nice semi-thick fabric or muslin holds a stitch wonderfully.

Have you always been crafty?
I have-I just didn't know it. I made my own clothes, made presents for people, destroyed stuff in the name of "art"

What is your favorite stitch?
The "Pam" stitch. Which is whatever stitch I can come up with. I try to break all the rules and never actual pay attention to what I am doing. I just dive in and whatever comes happens, happens. I don't even know the name to a lot of stitches. Oh yeah. I'm a professional.

Is it hard being a moderator on Craftster and not losing your cool?
Dear God, you have no idea-LOL! It is very hard sometimes staying diplomatic and not losing it. The majority of the time people are wonderful and there is no problem but there is an occasional time when I want to just, "Seriously, really?". I love Craftster so much that the good definitely outweighs any bad.

What's one thing that might surprise me about you?

Oh Lord, where do I start? I just asked my co-workers and they said that I try to play the hardass but I am a big marshmallow. I think it might be that I love America's Funniest videos and I sent in a video of my dogs. I also love ghost stories and love to ghost hunt. Yeah, I'm a big dork.

If you could be on any reality show what would it be? Not really a reality show but America's Funniest Video. (hahaahahaha Bob Saget or POST Bob Saget?)

What makes you happy?
My husband, my dogs, my friends. Crafting. Knowing that I am making a difference in the world. The fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest-I love the rain and grey

So my mother once had a question in her Bible Study Homework... It was " What is one thing you WOULDN'T give up for Jesus?" Her answer of all things was " PEPSI" What is one thing that you are addicted to that you wouldn't give up? (not necessarily for Jesus, just in general)
I could never give up sushi. I could eat it 24/7 oh yeah, and gummies. I love sour gummies.

And saving my favorite for last:

Would you rather..... Never be able to craft again or... Eat a cup of shit?

I think I would rather not be able to craft again. Eating shit doesn't sound like much fun at all and kinda makes me gag. (COME ON!!! I would eat shit for sure!!! )

This is one of my favorite things she has made recently!! Available on her NEW Etsy!!!!

Well thats all folks!! Hope you liked it!!! Isn't all her stuff just divine ????


Sock Monkey Jungle said...

great interview! lovely work too i enjoyed reading thanks for sharing :O)

Lily said...

Great interview! I love that she sent a video in to America's Funniest Home Videos, LOL! That really made me laugh.

Pam's work is always so beautiful and she's such a nice person! Excellent choice for your second interview!

Handmade Holiday Bazaar said...

kittykill is one of the best people I know. We have been friends for over two years now and she is like family. MWAH Pam!

Handmade Holiday Bazaar said...

oops it's me julie sewitsforyou...sorry wrong blogger

Swell Stitches said...

What an awesome interview, Brook! I learned a lot about Kittykill.. yes I refer to her as this, too, although I've known her name for well over a year now lol.. I love that she's a fan of Edith Pilaf! I love her voice... so mysterious and sensuous. And I adore the last piece of Kittykill's that you featured. It's very cool!

~Amy Rose~

kittykill said...

Oh Brook! You make me very happy. Thanks for interviewing me and giving me a shout out. I'm so glad to be a part of an amazing community of awesome people.Seriously, everyone I have met is amazing and wonderful and inspiring. Brook- You rule the school.
And it's post Bob Saget for AFV-LOL!I'm such a dork.

craft pig said...

Great interview...I am a big fan of kittykill's work and blog!

Mr X Stitch said...

Great interview! Pam's a star and it's nice to see her getting some recognition.
Good work all round.

Steppie said...

Love the last piece!

Rachel said...

yay for pam! she's awesome & totally deserves one of your interviews haha!

HSG said...

Great interview, and Pam is the perfect subject!

Crystal Rhew said...

Great interview!
I heart kittykill. NC girls rule!(wink)

Sweetlysedated said...

Great interview!
I enjoyed reading this :)
<3 Kittykill!!
Her embroidery is always so fun!!

Patty said...

What fun interview! I love your questions. We need to get you a talk show.

Leah said...

What a great interview! And I should have put two and twenty seven together that kk is Pam! Well d'uh! I've been part of Craftster for a while but only recently started that's my excuse and dammit, I'm sticking to it!! :D